Monday, March 23, 2015

Trial Set to Begin For Lady Who Shot Up McDonald's Because They Forgot to Put Bacon on Her Burger

A Michigan woman who fired a bullet into a McDonald's after receiving two incorrect orders is about to get her day in court. A jury is being selected Monday that will decide whether the 30-year-old Shaneka Monique Torres is guilty of the 2014 shooting.

On the evening of Feb. 9, Torres and an unnamed driver reportedly stopped for food at the McDonald's location in the 400 block of 28th Street SE. After complaining about an incorrect burger order, Torres and the other woman were told they would receive a free meal at the time of their next visit and left the establishment. The following morning at 3 a.m., Torres and her companion allegedly returned to the same location, ordered the same burger, and again received an incorrect order. Torres, in the passenger seat of the vehicle, allegedly leaned over the driver of the car and engaged in a verbal confrontation with the employee before shooting a bullet through the drive-through window. No one was injured as the bullet passed through the opposite wall of the restaurant. Torres and the driver fled, but they were later tracked down using a cell phone number Torres had provided to the restaurant to receive a free meal following her original incorrect order. She was arrested at her home shortly after the incident.
Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Joshua Kuiper contends that it was nothing but pure luck that kept anyone from being injured by the bullet. The Kent County Prosecutor's Office has not made a plea offer in this case. Torres was arrested and held for one day until she put up a $50,000 bond to get out of the Kent County Jail and has remained free as the case has been delayed several times -- including once so Torres' newly-hired attorney, John Beason, could get up to speed on it. Beason has not revealed what his client's defense will be in this case. Testimony is expected to begin Tuesday morning before Judge Paul Sullivan. Torres faces a maximum of five years in prison for carrying a concealed weapon and shooting at a building on top of two years behind bars if she is found guilty of felonious use of a firearm.

sources: Grand Rapids Press

There is no doubt she will be found guilty, so it will be interesting to see what her defense is. Stay tuned.

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